Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.
– John Muir
Oh autumn! What a great season. With it in mind, we hopefully took some inspiration from the winds, and storms during our recent visit to Dyers Bay where we escaped the city to pen some new tunes for our third album.
It was a return to a familiar place, we visited Dyers Bay this past March to begin writing new material, so it was wonderful to see it again in the fall. We were able to catch up with our lovely friends, like Scott whom we met in the spring, who is a wonderful man and musician, you can hear listen to him via his myspace. We played a lot of Settlers of Catan, ate way too much, watched some crazy storms, hung out on the dock in the middle of the night, oh and we wrote some new songs that we are pretty excited about. The song we are most excited about is called “There’s a bear down there” and it is a barbershop style song about a bear living underneath the barn. Definitely going to be a hit. Well ok, that song was a result of too much revelry, and will not likely make the album, but it had some real gusto.
Here are some pictures highlighting our adventures:
Ryan and Jamie be jammin’
Casey reconnecting with our pal Patch.
Petting some goats that will be running around at this years GoatStock.
Overall it was a fun and productive week, and we look forward to returning to Dyers Bay in November to continue writing.
In other news, after 8 years of awesomeness, the Ford Plant in Brantford, ON is closing. The Ford Plant is an amazing venue, and was the location of some of our very first live shows. Needless to say, it is very dear to our hearts, especially since Brantford is Casey and Jenny’s hometown. To celebrate and honour the achievements of the Ford Plant, we will be playing a show there on October 22nd, along with Rah Rah , Henri Faberge and The Adorables and The Dead Love Triangles (reunion). For more info, please click here.
Another important venue that is currently facing tough times is the Tranzac in Toronto. The Tranzac is a warm, welcoming venue that showcases a wide variety of musical acts as well as several community groups. You can help support the Tranzac and prevent their closure by making a donation via their website.
If you are planning to head to Pop Montreal this weekend, you should definitely check out James’ sexy dance music project with Gentleman Reg – Lightfires. They will be playing at Le Divan Orange on October 2nd.
I think that about sums it up. Enjoy wrapping yourselves with warm fuzzy scarves, and kicking up the autumn leaves.
Til next time,